Using 10Web’s managed hosting allows you to access your website’s files through SFTP. By using SFTP you can access, manage, and transfer files between your computer and your website. SFTP adds a layer of encryption so that the entire process is secured.
Step 1: Choose an SFTP Client
For demonstration purposes we’ll be using FileZilla.
Step 2: Check Your SFTP Credentials
To connect your hosted website through SFTP using FileZilla, you need to locate your SFTP credentials in your 10Web dashboard:
- Head to your 10Web dashboard at my.10web.io and click the website you want to connect.
- From the menu on the left click “Hosting Services” then click "Info" from the drop-down menu.
- On the right side of your screen you’ll find your SFTP credentials necessary to connect your website through SFTP.
Step 3: Connect Your Website
All that’s left is to fill your SFTP credentials in your SFTP client and connect your website:
- Run your SFTP client (FileZilla for our example)
- In FileZilla you’ll find four fields next to the “Quickconnect” button (Host, Username, Password, Port).
- In the field next to “Host” enter “sftp://” then copy the SFTP Host content from your 10Web dashboard and paste it in the field next to “sftp://”.
- In the field next to “Username” copy the SFTP Username content from your 10Web dashboard and paste it in the field.
- In the field next to “Password” copy the SFTP Password content from your 10Web dashboard and paste it in the field.
- In the field next to “Port” copy the SFTP Port content from your 10Web dashboard and paste it in the field.
- Press the “Quickconnect” button.
Your website is now connected and you can transfer your content securely using SFTP. Your local computer’s content is on the left and your website’s content on the right.
Step 4: Access Your Theme, Uploads, and Plugins
When you connect your website this way, its default directory will be set at /home/wplive in the “Remote site:” directory field on the right:
- Add /web/wp-live/wp-content/themes next to it to access your website’s theme files.
- Add /web/wp-live/wp-content/uploads next to it to access your website’s uploads.
- Add /web/wp-live/wp-content/plugins next to it to access your website’s plugins.